GeForce 6800 GT trouble

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by G5-PowerLifter, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. G5-PowerLifter macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2017
    Hello there

    I've got a Geforce 6800 GT AGP for my G5. Everything runs well so far. But when I try and play the game "Cube III Sauerbraten" at high setting (even though this card should handle a game like that without any issues) it crashes very quickly. I also got an error message when I was trying to use the Cinebench 11.5 Graphic Benchmark. I've done several hardware tests (Apple Hardware Test, Apple System Diagnostics) and according to that,everything seems to be fine. I really don't know what's going on. I don't really wanna put that Radeon 9600 64MB backin my machine cause it kinda sucks..

    Does have anyone more experience with that? Maybe it's not necessarily a PowerPC specific issue.
  2. pochopsp macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2016
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    Hi @G5-PowerLifter, I can't say about your graphic card as I don't have it and I don't have a G5 Mac. I do have a PowerMac G4 MDD with Ati Radeon 9000pro and The Cube Sauerbraten used to be too "crashy" on my Mac, even at low settings. So I think it is an issue with the game, and not with your graphic card. I suggest you to try Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, a free online FPS still available for PowerPC Macs. I use to play it sometimes and it runs good on my Mac at medium settings.
  3. G5-PowerLifter thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2017
    Hi thanks for your reply. Well I've just put the 9600 back in the machine for a short test. I've also realised that the system fans in my g5 tend to spin up sometimes shortly when I'm loading a normal webpage. I don't know if it could be because the graphic chip itself runs generally quite hot. However it doesn't happen on my Radeon at all. I'm considering getting a x800 xt instead. But it's almost impossible to find those for a reasonable price on eBay.

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